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    Honestly it's all beyond confusing if you ask me. But if you work you are definitely allowed ccr and once it's all sorted they will back pay you.
    I'd suggest ringing or going in to Centrelink so you can directly talk to someone about it all.

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I will def give centrelink a call.
    I, too, am confused as how centerlink have assessed my situation. I remembered that I actually put my status as "working", ever since I applied for CCR/CCB and FTB last month because I was a freelancer worker back then (still am now and plus a full timer). I gave centrelink my freelance payslip and even noted down my employer detail etc. I'd find it strange if they thought I wasn't working at all back then.

    The only thing that Centrelink though as to why I might have not 'qualified' for CCB/CCR, was because they couldn't assess DH's income. I am legally married, but currently separated as DH decided to venture out overseas having his own business, having said we both consider our relationships as separated (not loving each other anymore, but not on bad terms). I am confident enough to say we are separated because we don't have any more commitments to stay together and he has been unable to support us financially.

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    We are also assessed at 0%. It means that you qualify for the CCR, but not CCB. I panicked first time as well 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManchesterLass View Post
    We are also assessed at 0%. It means that you qualify for the CCR, but not CCB. I panicked first time as well 😊
    Same here.

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    Both parents have to be working so if there is no income showing for your hubby that could be a problem

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    Hmm.. Thats really concerning then. I thought CCR (rebate) is not income tested. Ive got a feeling that i did tick rebate sent trhough to us quarterly. I'll check that soon when I get home .. As Im still on a public transport here. Hehe. Thats really a big burden if I am not entitled to CCR at all. Will give centrelink a call tomorrow hopefully.. The thing is i need to speak to a person at centrelink about it and i arrive home around 7ish and by that time i need to spend time dealing with a clingy 5 yo! . There is no nearest centrelink office either in my work area. And if there is one i'd need to take extra lunch break as i am only entitled to 1/2 hr break only.

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    Default CCR at zero percent - what does that mean?

    CCR is not income tested but both parents must be working or studying. If you're separated but Centrelink are no aware of this it may have affected things.

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    OK. I checked my claims summary that I entered upon submitting it. I did elect an option for my CCR to be paid directly to the service.
    I did put an information that I participated in work for at least 15 hours a week ( I was a freelancer back then who really did that much working hours/week). I have a partner who is overseas since 3 years ago and that is an exception why he does not participate in work/training in Australia. I filled all those sections already and they were all pretty clear to me.

    There must be something wrong in the system as to why I am not entitled to a childcare rebate.

    Weirdly, DS also attended vacation care a couple of weeks before his Before & After School Care and in my profile i have about $100 rebate written there (which never paid to my account, or its just sitting there to be claimed at the end of FY?)

    I tried to ring Centrelink 136 150 but the number is engaged. Oh well... will try again tomorrow. Unfortunately no nearest Centrelink office near my work area, and if there's one that's a few suburbs away....

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    It's better to ring than go in anyhow when you have a special circumstance (eg. DH's foreign income). I've found that when you have an unusual scenario there is only 1-2 people in the entire office who know exactly which boxes must be ticked for that specific thing. So you might get put through a few times until they get you onto the "expert" in that area, but once you do it will be much easier.

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    Hope you get to the bottom of it


 

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